|— Borough of Montreal —|
|Motto: "Obstantia Amovet" (Latin)
"He pushes away obstacles and casts aside difficulties"
(Grey areas indicate demerged municipalities).
|Municipal borough||City of Montreal|
|Merge with Montreal||January 1, 2002|
|• Type||Borough and City Council|
|• Mayor||Manon Barbe|
|• Federal MP(s)||Hélène LeBlanc (NDP)|
|• Quebec MNA(s)||Clément Gignac (PLQ)
François Ouimet (PLQ)
|• Total||16.38 km2 (6.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,534.6/km2 (11,745/sq mi)|
|• Change (2006-11)||0.7%|
|• Dwellings (2006)||34,675|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Postal code(s)||H8N, H8P|
LaSalle is a borough in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Prior to 2002, it was once a separate municipality. It was founded in 1912 as a town. LaSalle is located in the south-west portion of the Island of Montreal, located along the Saint Lawrence river.
Named for the area's first seigneur and French explorer Robert René Cavelier de La Salle (born at Rouen, France in 1643, died in Texas in 1687). LaSalle came into existence as a municipality in 1845 and finally became the City of LaSalle in 1912.
Lachine Rapids are situated inside LaSalle territory. The name Lachine, which is also the name of the neighboring borough, stayed because in the French Regime period, LaSalle was actually part of the Lachine Parish. Before the creation of the Lachine Canal, the rapids had to be portaged on a trail called "Chemin LaSalle" (what is now the LaSalle Boulevard).
It is known for its many public schools, most noticeably l'École secondaire Cavelier-de-LaSalle, known as one of the top talent producing schools in the field of dance, song, and the home of two Montreal Alouettes cheerleaders. The other common public school in LaSalle is LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School, opened many years ago, home to many cultures.
Michel Leduc, who served as Mayor from 1983 to December 31, 2001, was the last Mayor of an independent LaSalle. Under Leduc, LaSalle became the first large city in Quebec to launch a large recycling program.
LaSalle is bounded by five adjacent municipalities and boroughs, these being Lachine towards the west, Verdun towards the south, the inner city neighborhood of Ville-Émard in correlation to the east Montreal West and the neighborhood of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce within the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce towards the north, the latter two being divided by Autoroute 10 as well as the Lachine Canal. All complemented by the shore of the Saint Lawrence River, specifically a portion of the river known as the Lachine Rapids.
Federal and provincial elections 
Provincially, most of the borough constitutes the electoral district of Marguerite-Bourgeoys, with the northwest corner being part of Marquette. Marguerite-Bourgeoys was represented by Monique Jérôme-Forget until her 2009 resignation.
Borough government 
The borough is divided into two districts.
- Cecil-P.-Newman (North)
- Sault-Saint-Louis (south)
The borough elects a borough mayor, two city councillors, and four borough councillors.
As of the November 1, 2009 Montreal municipal election, the current borough council consists of the following councillors:
|Manon Barbe||Union Montréal|
|Cecil-P.-Newman||City councillor||Alvaro Farinacci||Union Montréal|
|Borough councillor||Vincenzo Cesari||Union Montréal|
|Josée Troilo||Union Montréal|
|Sault-Saint-Louis||City councillor||Richard Deschamps||Union Montréal|
|Borough councillor||Ross Blackhurst||Union Montréal|
|Laura Palestini||Union Montréal|
As per the 2001 census:
|Both English and French||1,455||2%|
As indicated by the 2006 census, the City of Montreal's borough of LaSalle has a population of 74,763.This demonstrates a 1.05% increase from the population indicated by the 2001 census, in which was 73,983. Much like a substantial amount of other communities in the Greater Montreal area,LaSalle remains to be ethnically,racially and linguistically diverse.Visible minorities account for approximately 26% of the population,the largest and most notable groups being Black Canadians and South Asians.Both of these groups representing approximately 10% and 5% of the population respectively.Linguistically according to Language spoken predominantly at home, approximately 42% of LaSalle's residents speak French, 37% speak English, 18% speak neither French or English and nearly 2% speak both English and French. Belonging to a trend of Most Municipalities and Boroughs located on the island of Montreal, a great number of LaSallian's are fluently bilingual, having 60% of the population possessing the capability to speak both French and English.
The average value of an owned dwelling in LaSalle is $291,221,being a considerable amount higher than the provincial average of $182,399.Due to the high concentration of two-story apartments or duplexes, the majority of LaSalle's residents rent their dwelling rather than own it.Rented dwellings represent 60% of all inhabited dwellings.
Due to a large number of residents being of European descent, the majority of LaSallian's are highly and homogeneously predominantly loyal to Christian faith.
|No religious affiliation||5,045||6.90%|
English Public Elementary Schools
- Orchard Elementary School
- Allion Elementary School
- Children's World Elementary School
- Saint Lawrence academy
English Public High Schools
Among the LaSalle's attractions are Angrignon Mall, the Lachine Canal and the Canal de l'Aqueduc, with their recreational areas; the Octagone library; the Parc Angrignon; the Île aux Hérons migratory bird refuge; the Saints-Anges archeological site; Des Rapides Park; and the Fleming windmill, which is used as the borough's symbol. Other major installations include the Cégep André-Laurendeau.
LaSalle's main economic engines include industries and agrifoods:
LaSalle is served by the LaSalle commuter train station on the Delson-Candiac Line. Route 138 passes through the borough before crossing the Honoré Mercier Bridge to Kahnawake. Other important thoroughfares include LaSalle Blvd., Newman Blvd., La Vérendrye Blvd., Bishop Power Blvd., Champlain Blvd, Shevchenko, Lapierre, Centrale and Jean-Brillon.
Sports and recreation 
LaSalle also has various sports teams, the football association (Warriors), the hockey association (Cougars),the baseball association (LaSalle Cardinals) and the soccer association (Lasalle Rapids) which remain popular. The Cardinals play their home games at Stade Éloi-Viau.
Notable residents, former and current 
Notable people 
- Marie-Élaine Thibert, pop singer
- Régine Chassagne, indie rock singer, member of Arcade Fire
- Michel Leduc, (~1931-2012), last mayor of LaSalle (1983-2001) before amalgamation
Notable athletes 
- Emmanuelle Blais, CWHL hockey player
- Patrick Carpentier, race car driver
- Jeff Chychrun, retired NHL hockey player
- Patrick Cote, retired NHL hockey player
- Miguel Duhamel, motorcycle racer
- Daniel Guerard, retired NHL hockey player
- Mike Krushelnyski, retired NHL hockey player
- Jacques Lemaire, retired NHL hockey player
- Mike O'Neill, retired NHL hockey player
- Gaetano Orlando, retired NHL and European hockey player
- Anthony Stewart, NHL hockey player
See also 
- Ministère des Affaires Municipales et Régions: LaSalle
- Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: LASALLE-ÉMARD (Quebec)
- Chief Electoral Officer of Québec - 40th General Election Riding Results: MARGUERITE-BOURGEOYS
Chief Electoral Officer of Québec - 40th General Election Riding Results: MARQUETTE
- 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: LaSalle, Quebec
- "Population totale en 2006 et en 2011 - Variation — Densité". Canada 2011 Census (in French). Ville de Montréal. 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "Former LaSalle mayor Michel Leduc dies". CBC News. 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
- "Selected Ethnic Origins, for Census Subdivisions (Municipalities) With 5,000-plus Population - 20% Sample Data". 2.statcan.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
- "Former LaSalle mayor Michel Leduc dies". CBC.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
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|Lachine (Montreal)||Saint Lawrence River|
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